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  • Multi-modal joint embedding for fashion product retrieval 

    Rubio Romano, Antonio; Yu, Longlong; Simo Serra, Edgar; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    Finding a product in the fashion world can be a daunting task. Everyday, e-commerce sites are updating with thousands of images and their associated metadata (textual information), deepening the problem, akin to finding a ...
  • Demonstration-free contextualized probabilistic movement primitives, further enhanced with obstacle avoidance 

    Colomé Figueras, Adrià; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    Movement Primitives (MPs) have been widely used over the last years for learning robot motion tasks with direct Policy Search (PS) reinforcement learning. Among them, Probabilistic Movement Primitives (ProMPs) are a kind ...
  • Factor descent optimization for sparsification in graph SLAM 

    Vallvé Navarro, Joan; Solà Ortega, Joan; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (IEEE Press, 2017)
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    In the context of graph-based simultaneous localization and mapping, node pruning consists in removing a subset of nodes from the graph, while keeping the graph’s information content as close as possible to the original. ...
  • Joint coarse-and-fine reasoning for deep optical flow 

    Vaquero Gómez, Víctor; Ros, German; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; López, Antonio Manuel; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    We propose a novel representation for dense pixel-wise estimation tasks using CNNs that boosts accuracy and reduces training time, by explicitly exploiting joint coarse-and-fine reasoning. The coarse reasoning is performed ...
  • Hierarchical and cooperative model predictive control of electrical grids by using overlapping information 

    Sanz i López, Víctor; Namerikawa, Toru (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    The presented study deals with hierarchical and cooperative model predictive control (MPC) of electrical grids. The aim of this study is minimizing electrical frequency deviation while ensuring power levels do not rise too ...
  • Reward-weighted GMM and its application to action-selection in robotized shoe dressing 

    Colomé Figueras, Adrià; Foix Salmerón, Sergi; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (Springer, 2017)
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    Open Access
    In the context of assistive robotics, robots need to make multiple decisions. We explore the problem where a robot has multiple choices to perform a task and must select the action that maximizes success probability among ...
  • The city of the future: The challenge of the ECHORD++ Project 

    Grau Saldes, Antoni; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto; Puig-Pey Clavería, Ana María (Yargi Yayinevi, 2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Focussed on application-oriented research and development, ECHORD++ (E++) is being funded by the European Comission in the 7PM for five years to improve and increase the innovation in robotic technology. Activities include ...
  • The breakingNews dataset 

    Ramisa Ayats, Arnau; Yan, Fei; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Mikolajczyk, Krystian (2017)
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    We present BreakingNews, a novel dataset with approximately 100K news articles including images, text and captions, and enriched with heterogeneous meta-data (e.g. GPS coordinates and popularity metrics). The tenuous ...
  • Aerial social force model: a new framework to accompany people using autonomous flying robots 

    Garrell Zulueta, Anais; Garza Elizondo, Luís Alberto; Villamizar Vergel, Michael Alejandro; Herrero Cotarelo, Fernando; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    We proposed a novel Aerial Social Force Model (ASFM) that allows autonomous flying robots to accompany humans in urban environments in a safe and comfortable manner. To date, we are not aware of other state-of-the-art ...
  • On-line adaptive side-by-side human robot companion to approach a moving person to interact 

    Repiso Polo, Ely; Garrell Zulueta, Anais; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Springer, 2018)
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    In this paper, we present an on-line adaptive side-by-side human-robot companion to approach a moving person to interact with. Our framework makes the pair robot-human capable of overpass, in a joint way, the dynamic and ...
  • Software tools for the cognitive development of autonomous robots 

    Jimenez Schlegl, Pablo (2017)
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    Open Access
    Robotic systems are evolving towards higher degrees of autonomy. This paper reviews the cognitive tools available nowadays for the fulfilment of abstract or long-term goals as well as for learning and modifying their behaviour.
  • A taxonomy of preferences for physically assistive robots 

    Canal Camprodon, Gerard; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (IEEE Press, 2017)
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    Open Access
    Assistive devices and technologies are getting common and some commercial products are starting to be available. However, the deployment of robots able to physically interact with a person in an assistive manner is still ...

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